Is a Blue Moon Actually Blue?
A full moon appearing on March 31st, 2018 will be a Libra Full Blue Moon.
This is the term, since the 1940’s, given to a second full moon appearing in the same calendar month. Two full moons appearing in the same month are kind of rare, happening every three years or so. This Full Blue Moon falls under the astrological sign of Libra, which will give us loads of energy to help transform your life to have more balance.
Getting back to the color, will the moon be blue? “Most blue moons look pale gray and white, indistinguishable from any other moon you\’ve ever seen,” NASA says. “Squeezing a second full moon into a calendar month doesn\’t change the physical properties of the moon itself, so the color remains the same.”
The Full Blue Moon can be seen in its fullness at approximately 8:37 a.m. ET on March 31.
We have a cleansing ritual below that can be done up to a week after this full moon.
Libra is about Balance —
The Libra Full Blue Moon is the time to get a balance back into your life. The key is to let go and release what doesn’t serve you in order to have balance and to invite forgiveness, love, and peace into your life.
We are human, and we have blocks.
If we didn’t, life would be perfect and joyous every day. For some people, it is, for most it isn’t. Believe it or not, you really do have everything you need inside of you to live in joy, health, and prosperity! Removing blocks (false beliefs, fears, worries, etc.) are essential to allowing flow, ease, and joy to manifest.
Try this guided meditation to Release and Let Go of what no longer serves you. You can do it daily to get rid of niggling negative thoughts or emotional burdens you have been carrying for years. Opening space for love-based emotions, behaviors, and decisions create more peace and balance. When we have more peace and balance, ease and flow are natural. More positive shows up in your life and you will recognize the small blessings happening all around you.
Forgiveness of Self and Others —
Forgiveness is an essential way to find peace, balance, and harmony. It is simple, if we are angry or feeling shameful, carrying these heavy emotions block anything good from entering. Removing the sorrow, anger, feelings of guilt and other associated feelings that are attached to not being able to forgive ourselves or someone who has hurt us is essential. If you are saying to yourself, “Forgiving is impossible” or “Oh, how I wish I could forgive myself or _____________”, please see this powerful tool to help you.
Here is a 9-step ritual for Libra Blue Moon for Cleansing:
If rituals are your thing, try this to capture and work with the energy this Libra Full Blue Moon brings between March 31st – April 8th.
You will need:
- Your favorite smudging tool
- 3 of your favorite crystals*
- Bowl of water
- Sea salt or Himalayan Salt
- Incense/Essential Oil burner
*Because you will be placing your crystals in salt water, avoid using crystals that end in “-ite” like selenite and calcite as they could be damaged by the water. Every crystal is unique and there is a chance that it may not react well to salt water, so if you prefer you can substitute with flowers or herbs.
Have all of the ingredients for your ritual out in front of you on a table or on the floor. Set up your space by lighting your candle and having the incense or essential oil burner on. This will help to set the mood.
Begin by smudging your aura and your entire space. For specific instructions on how to do this read http://foreverconscious.com/libra-blue-moon-cleansing-ritual-march-2018. As you cleanse recite the following mantra or write your own –
“Dear spirit guides and guardian angels of the highest light, I ask that you cleanse and release me and my space from all energy that no longer serves my highest good. I ask that you gently loosen me from the grips of patterns, attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs that are keeping me stuck, I ask that you cleanse me of any heavy burdens or weight that is no longer mine to carry. I set the intention and know that it is done. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.”
Get comfortable and hold your crystals/flowers in your hand. Take a few breaths here. As you breathe, try to inhale deep into your belly. Feel your belly and ribs expanding on every inhale and contracting on every exhale. Repeat this belly breathing for 7 breaths.
Keeping your crystals close to you, take your bowl of water and sprinkle in some of the salt. Swirl the water with your finger and recite the following (feel free to edit to make it your own)-
“As I stir the water is cleansed, as I stir the power of my intention is infused into the water. I intend this water to cleanse my mind, body, and soul. I intend this water to recharge my spirit and fuel me with the energy of Divine love.”
Now you are going to assign each of your crystals (or flowers/herbs if using) with an intention. Your intention can be to release something, but it can also be to bring something into your life as well. There is no right or wrong here, so just do whatever your heart feels guided to do. (The best way to do this is to hold the crystals one by one for a moment, feel into them and then see what guidance emerges.)
Once you have an intention for your crystal, hold your crystal in your hand, feel your intention, whisper it into the crystal and then drop it into the bowl of salt water. Repeat this for all crystals.
Now taking your finger, dip it into the water and gently brush the water over your third eye chakra (middle of your eyebrows) and on the nape of your neck. You can also brush the water on your navel, heart center, and on the bottoms of your feet. These are all places of the body that are sensitive to receiving and releasing energy.
Hold your hands in prayer position over your heart and speaking from the heart, make a prayer/wish for yourself. Thank your angels and guides and leave the bowl of water out overnight. Be sure to blow out your candle before sleeping.
*If you are nervous to leave your crystals in the salt water overnight, take them out, dry them and place them around the bowl of water.
In the morning, take the water and wash your hands in it. As you wash your hands forgive yourself and release yourself from any lingering energy or thoughts that may have come up for you overnight. As you wash your hands repeat- “I am cleansed, I am light.”
Don\’t miss it! The next blue moon won\’t come around again until spring 2019!
Thank you to the author, Tanaaz from foreverconscious.com for publishing this ritual.
We hope this Libra Full Blue Moon brings you the balance you seek and your life shifts for more peace, love, and prosperity to manifest!
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